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Patricia Gentile

Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

212-998-5837

Educator, Clinician, Program Planner 

Patricia A. Gentile, OTR/L, DPS is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy. She completed her Doctor of Professional Studies in Occupational Therapy at NYU in 2010 and has a Master's Degree in Health Administration from Hunter College. Dr. Gentile is a graduate of the Occupational Therapy Program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 

Along with her many years of clinical experience in adult rehabilitation, Dr. Gentile has extensive experience in home health and hospital administration. Prior to coming to NYU, she served as Administrator for the Department of Surgery and the Level 1 Trauma Center at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center. While Administrator, she became interested in traumatic injury prevention and has subsequently presented at conferences on the role of occupational therapy in this area. She has co-authored articles on traumatic falls in the older adult population. 

In addition to her clinical and administrative experience, Dr. Gentile has held a full-time academic appointment in the Occupational Therapy Program at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Throughout her career, she has also worked as an adjunct instructor throughout New York, including in the Occupational Therapy Department at NYU. Dr. Gentile has been a frequent presenter at both state and national conferences on a variety of subjects, including injury prevention, occupational therapy leadership and administration. In 2011, she was listed as a Distinguished CUNY Alumnus. Dr. Gentile’s current interests include health care leadership, health advocacy and the impact of social determinants on health and occupation.

Selected Publications

  • PUBLICATIONS: REFEREED JOURNALS
  • James, M.K., Robitsek, J.R., Syed, M.S., Gentile, P.A., Ramos, M., Perez, F. (2018). Clinical and non-clinical factors that predict discharge disposition after a fall. Injury 49(5) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.injury.2018.02.014
  • James, M., Saghir, M., Victor, M., Gentile, P.A. (2017). Characterization of fall patients: Does age matter? Journal of Safety Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsr.2017.12.010
  • Chippendale, T., Gentile, P. A. and James, M. K. (2017). Characteristics and consequences of falls among older adult trauma patients: Considerations for injury prevention programs. Aust Occup Ther JDOI: 10.1111/1440-1630.12380
  • Chippendale, T., Gentile, P. A., James, M. K., and Melnic, G. (2017) Indoor and outdoor falls among older adult trauma patients: A comparison of patient characteristics, associated factors and outcomes. Geriatr Gerontol Int, 17: 905–912. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12800
  • PUBLICATIONS: NON-REFERRED
  • Gentile, P. A. (2017). Occupational therapy in the perioperative surgical home. OT Practice, 1 (7), p. 22-24.
  • PUBLICATIONS: CHAPTERS
  • Gentile, P. A. (in press). Documentation of occupational therapy services. In D. Powers- Foltz Gillette & S. Gutman (Eds.) Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction (8th Ed.). Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer
  • Youngstrom, M. J. & Gentile, P. A. (2018). Supervision. In B.Schell & G. Gillen (Eds.) Willard & Spackman's Occupational Therapy (13th Ed.). Philadelphia : Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Programs

Occupational Therapy

NYU Steinhardt’s occupational therapy program educates both aspiring OTs and credentialed professionals looking to further develop their practices.

Courses

Introduction to Professional Portfolio

This is the first in a four-course sequence in which students create, assess and refine their portfolios. Portfolios are web-based and include performance observations, case studies, peer ratings, specialty certification, documentation of professional activities, publications, and presentation summaries. At the end of the program, students present their portfolio to a panel of faculty members. The portfolio must document how the student integrated knowledge and skills learned in the curriculum to his or her specialty practice area.
Course #
OT-GE 3310
Units
1
Term
Fall, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe , Tracy Chippendale , Anita Perr , Patricia Gentile ,
Department

Leadership in Occupational Therapy

This course explores occupational therapy leadership in complex and diverse health
care environments and integrates leadership theory with practice through topical readings,discussion, and guest presentations. Leadership theory, leadership competencies and the identification of emerging leadership opportunities and the development of a personal leadership philosophy and skills will be emphasized throughout the course.
Course #
OT-GE 2038
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Patricia Gentile ,
Department

Professional Portfolio Defense

This is the fourth in a four-course sequence in which students create, assess and refine their portfolios. Portfolios are web-based and include performance observations, case studies, peer ratings, specialty certification, documentation of professional activities, publications, and presentation summaries. At the end of the program, students present their portfolio to a panel of faculty members. The portfolio must document how the student integrated knowledge and skills learned in the curriculum to his or her specialty practice area.
Course #
OT-GE 3313
Units
0.
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Patricia Gentile , Tracy Chippendale , Anita Perr ,
Department

Professional Portfolio II

This is the second in a four-course sequence in which students create, assess and refine their portfolios. Portfolios are web-based and include performance observations, case studies, peer ratings, specialty certification, documentation of professional activities, publications, and presentation summaries. At the end of the program, students present their portfolio to a panel of faculty members. The portfolio must document how the student integrated knowledge and skills learned in the curriculum to his or her specialty practice area.
Course #
OT-GE 3311
Units
1
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Anita Perr , Patricia Gentile , Tracy Chippendale ,
Department

Professional Portfolio III

This is the third in a four-course sequence in which students create, assess, and refine their portfolios. Portfolios are web-based and include performance observations, case studies, peer ratings, specialty certification, documentation of professional activities, publications, and presentation summaries.
Course #
OT-GE 3312
Units
1
Term
Fall, Spring, Summer
Faculty

Professors

Anita Perr , Patricia Gentile , Tracy Chippendale ,
Department

Theoretical Foundations for Intervention

How theoretical information is formulated, refined, tested, and assessed relative to its suitability for use in sets of guidelines for occupational therapy practice.
Course #
OT-GE 2762
Units
3
Term
Fall, Spring
Faculty

Professors

Tsu-Hsin Howe , Patricia Gentile ,
Department